BIC Expert Help

The first line is used for DCCT Beam-on logic. If the DCCT current exceeds theLow Beam Cutoff, the beam is thought to be ON, unless the logic is manually disabled. When the beam is on, the current integrator runs.

The Filled Bucket Threshold is the limit above which a bucket is counted as filled.

The internally calculated lifetime will not exceed the Maximum Calculated Lifetime if it is non-zero. This stops absurdly large values from interfering with auto scaling.
The Injection Spacing is set to be the minimum spacing such that injection at 60 Hz will not cause interference to a non damped bucket.

The signals from the bunch-by-bunch current monitor are not always clean, but have signal "leaking" into subsequent buckets. The deconvolution procedure is described here.

Time Base Calculations

The time basis used for lifetime calculations is derived from an analysis of the DCCT beam currents. The Actual Calculation time is the basis for the lifetime. This is determined by finding the longest time for which the Calculated Chi squared is lower than the Chi squared requirement.

When the error is too large, the time basis is reduced by the Time Base Reaction number. Possible time bases are selected from the set of those currently stored. That set consists of 31 possibilities, with a fibonacci-like distribution.

Hence, if the current time base is large and needs to be reduced, the reduction will be large. With a reasonable Chi squared constraint and a time base reaction of 2 or 3, the algorithm adjusts quickly to changes in slope (new lifetimes).

A maximum value of the automatically chosen value can be set, or a manual value can be set. The latter is useful when a fixed base is required for a specific beam experiment.

The bottom of the display shows the MPG queue pointers

See the BIT3 help for MPG details.